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Today's Sports

  • NMHU soccer to host No. 8 Metro

    The No. 8 ranked program in NCAA Division II women’s soccer will be in town Sunday, looking to derail a hot New Mexico Highlands team as the postseason draws close.

    NMHU (8-3-3 overall, 5-2-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) hosts Metro State for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Justin Wagar, have not lost in the month of October, winning four matches and earning draws in two other contests, including a scoreless tie vs. then-No. 4 ranked Colorado School of Mines on Oct. 3.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 24...

    Friday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado Mesa, 4 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas at Eldorado, 8 a.m., Albuquerque
    Football
    • NMHU at Adams State, noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

  • FYI - Sports - Oct. 24

    Badminton players wanted
    Are you interested in learning or playing badminton?  New badminton players are invited to come to the Abe Montoya Rec Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn and play badminton. No experience in badminton necessary.
     

  • A $10,000 kick!

    NMHU and Optic reports

    No pressure. No sweat. No problem.

    Just $10,000 riding on the outcome of the kick.

    With his brother, NMHU All-American punter Patrick Carney holding the ball, Charlie Carney drilled a field goal from 30 yards away Saturday, completing the season-long JC’s New York Pizza Department $10,000 Challenge.

  • Miller time in Rio

    Robertson junior Anabella Miller emerged from a crowded race field to take second place in the varsity girls’ segment of this past Saturday’s Rio Rancho XC Jamboree, pacing the Lady Cardinals to a surprising team championship in the process.

    RHS again received a nice boost from its younger runners. Eighth grader Makayla Quintana, who was winning races for Memorial Middle School just a few weeks ago, ran seventh. Nieves Pacheco, also an MMS eighth grader, was 16th.

  • All about control
  • Tapia earns weekly honors

    Zach Tapia’s 46-yard field goal with no time left on the game clock not only won the football game for New Mexico Highlands on Saturday. It also helped earn him two weekly honors.

    Tapia was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, as well as the Las Vegas-area Subway Eat Fresh Student Athlete of the Week. Both honors were announced on Monday.

  • Cowgirl spikers outlast Wolves

    Pulling out a 15-11 win in the decisive fifth set, New Mexico Highlands’ volleyball team scored a gritty 3-2 win over Colorado State-Pueblo on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The match was a tug-of-war with 29 ties and 10 lead changes.

    There were 17 stalemates in the first game alone before the Cowgirls pulled away. CSUP’s Alex Winkler had a kill shot to knot the score at 25-25, but Tianna Matthews answered with a kill off a Riley Smith assist. And Lexis Satele served an ace to put the game away, 27-25.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 22...

    Wednesday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas Middle School, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Western New Mexico, 5 p.m., Silver City

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Taos, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Dons win third straight

    Three-game win streak.

    Tie for first place in District 2-4A.

    And one heck of a good feeling.

    West Las Vegas’ football team reveled in all three Friday night after knocking off Taos 20-14 in the district opener at the Herrera Complex.

    Jose Juan Montaño scored the go-ahead touchdown on a quarterback keeper with 7:37 left in the ballgame, giving the Dons their first lead of the night. Although they did not convert the subsequent 2-point try, they managed to stay in front thanks to effective defense.